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Topic - United Nations
This month Azerbaijan completes its two-year non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council. Elected with the overwhelming support of the UN member states back in October 2011, Azerbaijan has contributed to upholding the United Nation's fundamental values and principles in this role over the past two years.
Chemical weapons experts are criticizing the Defense Department's plan to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal aboard a U.S. vessel in the Mediterranean Sea, a proposal that Pentagon officials have described as low-risk.
At the end of this month, Azerbaijan will conclude its first-ever term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. This elected role as the representative for Eastern European nations underscores an important transformation over the past two decades.
Azerbaijan's Ambassador Fakhraddin Gurbanov writes about this country's successful journey as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.
Iranian dissidents Monday marked the 100th day since gunmen killed 52 Iranians in an Iraqi refugee camp, as U.N. officials warned that Iraq is violating human rights treaties by failing to account for seven hostages kidnapped in the Sept. 1 raid.
The United Nations complained Sunday that Afghan authorities have been slow in enforcing a law protecting women against forced marriages, domestic violence and rape.
China's greenhouse gas emissions have escalated in the past decade even as U.S. emissions have dropped, and that has fundamentally changed the balance of power in international negotiations over blame for climate change and who bears the most responsibility for trying to stop it.
According to Tom Harris and Madhav Khandekar's Commentary piece ("Blaming the developed world for the forces of nature," Dec. 4), the U.N. climate conference has decided that starting in 2014 developed nations should pay $100 billion per year to underdeveloped nations to help these nations take action against climate change. Such an action is nothing less than global communism, or "take from the rich and give to the poor." It appears the United Nations intends to transfer the wealth from the rich to the poor until all nations of the world enjoy the same economic base and hold hands as they march into the universe of equality. That's all well and good — so long as the U.N. bigwigs raise the pay of the janitors in the U.N. building to equal their own.
In Western political circles, where hopes for lasting detente are now running high, Hassan Rouhani remains a diplomatic darling.
Federal prosecutors have charged 49 Russian diplomats and their spouses with cheating Medicaid out of $1.5 million, which some of them used on shopping sprees at Tiffany's and Bloomingdale's in New York.
Jarell Eddie scored a career-high 34 points and Virginia Tech outlasted Winthrop 81-63 Tuesday night.
The United Nations has officially embraced the drone. Unarmed surveillance drones are being deployed over the Democratic Republic of Congo to monitor rebel activity near the borders of Rwanda and Uganda, the BBC reported.
Delegates at the recent U.N. climate conference in Warsaw decided that $1 billion a day, the amount currently being spent across the world on "climate finance," is not enough.
Following this month's breakthrough in talks on Iran's disputed nuclear program, the U.S., Russia and other world powers are now discussing whether to invite representatives from the Islamic republic to an upcoming peace conference aimed at ending Syria's civil war.